Atmosphere Phenomena Practice Quiz

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Atmosphere Quizzes & Trivia

Use this quiz as a practice quiz for the Astmosphere Phenomena Test


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You can calculate the __________________________ of air if you have the mass and the volume.
    • A. 

      Pressure

    • B. 

      Mass

    • C. 

      Density

  • 2. 
    When you are at the top of a mountain, it is easier to lose your breath because there are less ________________________ molecules per cubic meter of air.
    • A. 

      Oxygen

    • B. 

      Nitrogen

    • C. 

      Carbon dioxide

  • 3. 
    The condition of the Earth's atmosphere at a particular time and place is known as _____________________.
    • A. 

      Weather

    • B. 

      Atmosphere

    • C. 

      Water vapor

  • 4. 
    One of the most important features of the atmosphere is that it traps the energy from the Sun, allowing water to exist as a ________________________.
    • A. 

      Solid

    • B. 

      Liquid

    • C. 

      Gas

  • 5. 
    This gas is almost four times greater than the concentration of oxygen in the Earth's atmosphere
    • A. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • B. 

      Argon

    • C. 

      Nitrogen

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is made up of three molecules of oxygen?
    • A. 

      Ozone

    • B. 

      Nitogen oxide

    • C. 

      Sulfuric acid

  • 7. 
    The atmospheric gas ______________________ forms clouds when it condenses.
    • A. 

      Water vapor

    • B. 

      Oxygen

    • C. 

      Nitrogen

  • 8. 
    The layer in the atmosphere where weather occurs is called the
    • A. 

      Trophospere

    • B. 

      Mesosphere

    • C. 

      Thermosphere

  • 9. 
    Instruments used to measure air pressure without the use of liquid are called
    • A. 

      Aneroid thermometers

    • B. 

      Aneroid hydrometers

    • C. 

      Aneroid barometers

  • 10. 
    Almost half of the pollution that comes from humans is caused by _____________________________________________.
    • A. 

      Factories and power plants

    • B. 

      Car vehicle exhaust

    • C. 

      Farming and Construction

  • 11. 
    Photochemical smog results from the interaction of pollutants in the presence of
    • A. 

      Sunlight

    • B. 

      Water

    • C. 

      Air

  • 12. 
    A ________________________ barometer measures air pressure by using a metal chamber containing a "liquid" that is sensitive to pressure changes.
    • A. 

      Aneroid

    • B. 

      Mercury

    • C. 

      Millibar

  • 13. 
    Most natural pollution in the air comes from ______________________
    • A. 

      Forest fires

    • B. 

      Volcanic eruptions

    • C. 

      Burning fossil fuels

  • 14. 
    As altitude increases, density decreases
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The Aurora Borealis occurs when high energy particles called lunar winds get caught in the Earth's magnetic field.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    The atmosphere is made of 78% nitrogen and 21% carbon dioxide.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Nitrogen oxides react with other air pollutants in the presence of sunlight to form acid rain.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The layer where meteoroids burn in the atmosphere is called the Thermosphere.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    The coldest layer of the atmosphere is the mesosophere; approaching -90*C.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Soil erosion, dust storms, and forest fires all account for less air pollution than burning fossil fuels.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    The envelope of gasses that surround the Earth is called the weather.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    As the altitude decrease, the density also decreases.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Factories produce less air pollution than motor vehicles.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    The temperature in the atmosphere alternates from later to layer by changing from colder to warmer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Layers in the atmosphere are classified based on their temperature
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 26. 
    The atmosphere is essential to life because it allows water to exist in a gas form.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    Satellites orbit the Earth in what layer of the atmosphere?
  • 28. 
    The weight of a column of air pressing down on an object causes _______________________.
  • 29. 
    The layer of the atmosphere that contains the ozone layer is ___________________________. 
  • 30. 
    As you move up in the stratosphere, the temperature gets _________________________
  • 31. 
    Less than 1% of the atmosphere is made up of _____________________ gasses.
  • 32. 
    Acid rain occurs when ________________________ in the air mixes with sulfur oxides to form sulfuric acid.
  • 33. 
    Animals produce the atmospheric gas ________________________   ____________________, which plants need to live.
  • 34. 
    The __________________________ of a mountain top is its distance above sea level.
  • 35. 
    Harmful particles and gases in the air are known as
  • 36. 
    An __________________ barometer is a barometer that measures pressure without the use of a liquid.
  • 37. 
    New ___________________________ will help us improve our air quality.
  • 38. 
    ________________________ smog forms when particles from burning coal mix with water droplets in humid air.